Project, started a few weeks ago

Over a decade ago, my mother was given a rototiller from a family friend, and it was an old thing that actually required leaded fuel! It worked great the first few years, as long as we bought an addition to be mixed with the unleaded fuel.

Then, it just stopped working and the engine was nothing to save. It has been sitting for many, many years but it’s time to try and get it going again. A couple of years ago I put a lawnmower engine on it, but that was a bust. To get that to work, I would have to swap out the flywheel on the motor… If you have a look at my YouTube channel, you can see a project I did some years back, the Ariens RM lawn tractor. That machine bit the dust after staying in the weather, but the engine should be saveable.

I took the engine off both machines, and was about to swap the pulleys when I discovered the difference in axle diameter. That put the whole project on hold while I try to uncover a new or used pulley. Called around to different sellers, scrapyards, shops and private people to no real avail. The only lead was a chain of shops called TOOLS, that sells (amongst thousands of products) pulleys and bosses. Measuring, calling, re-measuring and what not the other day I finally bought a pulley and boss but man… the price was up there!

I am hoping to get going again this week on this project, but I have hurt my back pretty bad so I have to focus on my day job Mon-Fri. Hope the coming weekend is better, and that I have a possibility of working and filming the next steps.

Please have a look at the video (I’m still learning this type of filming) and comment and share with your friends. I have lot’s of video projects in mind 😉

First post in almost two years?

So.. I have neglected this site for a very long time, but today I figured I’d post a quick one on the latest video I made. I got this project for free, all I had to do was hook up my trailer and go pick it up.

It wasn’t very far from me and the whole pickup took just over an hour from start to finish. I made this quick video and did a very quick diagnostic, looking at what it would need.
Because of this whole Covid-19 thing, it’s very hard to get shipments into Norway (I’m still waiting on parts ordered months ago) and this made me think of flipping it.

I took some decent pictures and put it on Finn.no (sort of like Norways Craigslist). I got an offer of ~$120 and he wanted to pick up in an hour. I took it and told him to come. Two hours later, a no-show, and I contacted him back. Told me he couldn’t make it that night, but wanted to postpone to the next day. I said OK, but that I would need confirmation early the next day, to get a specific time.

Mid day, next day, I heard nothing from the first guy but had gotten another offer (better) so I called the first guy up. He was almost 10 hours away, on another pickup so he couldn’t make it that day either. I told him I had to let it go if he couldn’t make it but that I would sell it to him for the original offer if he could arrange pick up. He said he couldn’t and that I could sell to the next guy. Just over an hour later, the second guy showed up and we lifted it onto his trailer.

I got just over ~$160 for my trouble and I am putting that into finding a better starting point for a project. I still have active searches going and get notified every time there is something interesting given away for free.

I won’t say I make much money on stuff like this, but I find it refreshing every time I make a dime or two.

Something new :-)

So… For a very long time, I’ve been struggling with car trouble. I own a 2000 Toyota Corolla that hasn’t been on the road for over two years (it’s to be sold now). My daily driver has been a 2002 Toyota Yaris Verso that’s preformed well, but it won’t pass this years bi-annual inspection. Continue reading “Something new :-)”

Talking points Feb. 3

Malwarebytes, another disappointing event

Saturday Jan. 27th, turned out to be quite the ordeal for a large number of PC users.

Malwarebytes pushed out a protection update that caused connection issues. Amongst problems with the web protection aspect, Malwarebytes caused a huge spike in memory usage, so much so the computers crashed.

I am personally a premium user of MBAM, and felt this thing hard. My computer started randomly spiking and crashing and kept on doing so for a couple of hours. I managed to finally get MBAM uninstalled and re-installed and I guess that happened around the time MBAM pushed out another protection update, which resolved the issue.
Continue reading “Talking points Feb. 3”

Content creation

Good afternoon (or morning) and a very Happy New Year!
Here’s what I’ve been up to the last few days. I dug out my Wacom tablet and have been practicing drawing again, which I’ve always wanted to learn and be proficient doing. This quill was just something I threw together while doodling… I only wish I had the mental “stamina” to keep drawing, instead of opting to watch videos, streams and what-not… Laziness I guess…

Pikachu

The first couple of days back drawing, I spent with Pok√©mon. They’re fun to draw and also somewhat simple in their design (at least some of them).

As far as content creation (YouTube) and streaming (twitch), I’ve been dormant for a very long time, but I’m planning on making a return shortly. This week I purchased an Elgato Stream Deck Controller and have been playing with that as well. Man, that thing is a game changer! One thing I need to update before I can make a decent video, is lighting. I’m looking to LED lights, but I won’t purchase video lights. Something else though.

Once the lights are in house, I’ll try to make a video on the deck because it’s just that great. I’ve been creating profiles and scenes in OBS Studio, getting ready to make some content again! HellYeah!!

Satellites

A weekend where I actually played some poker!! Who would have guessed. These days I’m focusing on playing Sit ‘n Go’s on PokerStars as well as quite a few Spin and Go’s. As written, hyper is new to me, but I sure do like them.

I have an account on PartyPoker as well, but I’ve never deposited there, I only got one or two cash-to-play things. Mid week I got an email to opt in to a daily reward, unveil a card with a reward, a Caribbean Poker Party reward “game”. I’ve played every day since, revealing a new card each day at 13:00 CEST. Every day has revealed a $2.2 satellite entry, in which I’ve lost very early on. I think much of the reason for that is that I just haven’t taken them seriously! So today I revealed my, again, $2.2 satellite and got to work. One hour later, 25 of us got our entry to a $22 satellite. I planned on unregistering this to play at a later time, but the $2.2 finished just as the $22 started and my new table in the $22 opened automatically, Dang! Guess I have to play then.

After late registration, 84 players were in (some were already out) and that meant 15 entries to a semi-final worth $109, as well as $45 for 16th.
It took 1h 39m 15 minutes plain hand-for-hand, but I got my entry! This time I had time to unregister the satellite, because the prize in this one is a Day one qualifier seat! The ticket is good until 13-Aug ~09:30, so one day this coming week I’ll play a $109 satellite/tournament, which will be my biggest buyin to date.

Let’s hope I make it all the way to Day 1 of the Caribbean Poker Party ’17!

Poker and setup

Alrighty folks, how’s life treating you fine ladies and gents?
I’ll start this post with my week-so-far graph (poker):
So.. I’m a low-volume, micro, to low stakes “grinder”. My passion this week has been 36 Players, Super-KO SnG’s on Pokerstars.
These are suuuper aggressive and being hyper-turbo (10BB starting stack), the whole thing is over usually 12-15 minutes, start to finish. Until I found these, I’ve not really liked the whole hyper-turbo thing, but this week has shown me a new path. I actually like the fast pace action.

Another thing I’ve done is update my setup. I’ve bought a 4 monitor stand (currently 3 set up) and I’ve upgraded my mic-stand, for use when I start streaming again. I’ve bought the domain: http://www.geirandersen.tv and that is linked directly to http://www.twitch.tv/geirandersen.

Tomorrow, Pokerstars MicroMillions (MM’s) start with a $5.50, $300k guaranteed event. I was thinking of playing a number of events this year and the upgrades are for streaming purposes.

I don’t know, I’ll play the MM’s for sure, but I’m not sure about the streaming part. I’d be streaming right now if it weren’t for the fact that I have a rubbish upload speed and there’s no way to get better connectivity out here. Down speed is OK but up… Nope. If only I could get a 50/50 line…

Anyhoo.. Let me know by dropping me an email, a comment or head on over to geirandersen.tv and follow me. I’d really appreciate the follow!

New series

Hey guys, about time to write something again.
A couple of days ago, I picked up a free lawnmower and got it home to do some work before selling it again. It was given away as non-starting, but it had been run a couple of weeks ago. I did some very basic testing like spark, air filter, etc. Nothing bad, except the fuel smelled funny, almost like diesel. The previous owner said she had run it dry, and then filled it up and couldn’t get it to start again. I’m going to empty the tank, open the carb and clean it out and hope that sorts it. It fired for a second or two, using start spray directly in the carb.

Doing those small tests, brought be an idea; I’m going to start a new series of videos on my YouTube channel. Pickup 2 Profit, sounded like a great name so that’s what I’m going with. Here’s a link to my first video in the series. This first item, I’m doing in multi part videos, however I think I’m going to make 1-video “shows” that are a bit longer in the future.

Hope to see you again and I hope to have you watch, comment, like and subscribe to my videos!

Quality

I went an did it… I splurged on a new camera for my videos. Having used a camcorder up until now, this time I went DSLR which I’ve wanted to do for some time now. I used to be really into photography and have an early Canon EOS 400D, with no video options.

For once, I did a lot of research, and landed on Canon EOS 70D or 700D hopefully the former. The store didn’t have a 70 in stock, and I didn’t want to wait for them to order and get one, so I ended up with a 700D, which covers all my needs.

More in depth post as soon as I’ve used it a bit, and can say I have an honest opinion.

YouTube Giveaway

In light of my slump (read last post), I really wanted to do one or more videos. Got the idea that I’d do a giveaway to my subscribers. Here are the details:

Open until June 20th
New and existing subscribers
Must follow me on Instagram (http://www.instagram.com/mrgeirandersen/)
Send me a message on YouTube of your first name and Instagram account name.

On June 21st or 22nd, I’ll do a video on the “lottery-draw”.

Good luck!